As your Chapter Surviving Spouse Liaison, I will assist the spouse in the event of the service member's death by providing checklists and other information to navigate through the maze of military entitlements and benefits that are available to him or her in their new status as a widow. In addition, I will continue to educate, encourage and advocate for you as a MOAA member while you are still alive! I can provide information on getting your financial affairs in order, a priceless gift to your family. Be prepared and then get back out there and live your best life!
This guide can help you prepare, make decisions, and ease the financial, medical, and property transition for your family after you're gone. For our PREMIUM and LIFE Members, benefits and financial counseling with MOAA staff experts can assist you through this process. Sign up for LIFE membership today and your spouse will maintain a LIFE membership with access to all benefits upon your death.
Following the death of a loved one, it can be overwhelming to keep track of what arrangements need to be made, who needs to be contacted, and notes on important phone calls. Designed by surviving spouses, this handbook is intended to help you do just that.
Losing a loved one is never easy, and each person's experience is different. This publication is meant to help you recognize and understand some of the aspects of the grieving process and help guide you through this difficult time.
2021 Veterans Administration Power Point slide deck of survivor & widow benefits.
Click here to download Marilyn's Surviving Spouse & Legal Benefits Information Sheet.
TOPS Mission is to Provide Professional Guidance and Support for MOAA Members/Spouses in Job Transition.
This can be when you transition out after a few years of service or after 30+ years of service.
Remember your first day at boot camp, OCS, or the Academy? Well the transition out can seem just as daunting as the transition in! However, you are not the first one and hundreds of thousands have gone before you.
Change can be challenging and intimidating but your MOAA membership gets you some free benefits.
MOAA's network of services include subjects like:
Career Center Jobs
MOAA Networking Contacts
Contact the Chapter TOPS Liaison for more information.
Changing jobs can be stressful and challenging - especially when it's a transition from the military to the private sector. MOAA's experts have been assisting officers in this transition period for decades and have created this publication to guide you through the various steps and aspects of your transition. For our PREMIUM and LIFE Members, MOAA's transition staff provide one-on-one counseling, interview practice, resume critiques, and other tools to assist in this process.
Military Retirement is an application intended to assist military personnel from all branches of military service by informing them of their benefits upon retirement from military service. Military Retirement gives assistance by calculating an estimation of retirement pay based on your personal information. Military Retirement incorporates four years of pay tables to provide the highest degree of accuracy. Compare multiple scenarios to determine which retirement option is best for you.
Personal Affairs can mean many things. In short, it is the process of managing your daily life and the lives of your household. It includes things like wills, powers of attorney, fiances, investing, and estate planning. These are seemingly huge tasks!
However, your membership in MOAA allows you access to a host of booklets to guide and help you. These are published by MOAA and designed for military officers.
Click on the booklets below to be taken to the MOAA site where you can download them.
Whether you're debating the merits of a career-starter loan or shopping for annuities, MOAA wants to help make these financial decisions easier for you to understand. In this publication, our staff experts discuss numerous situations and, for our PREMIUM and LIFE members, provide further counseling on issues discussed in the guide and additional topics not covered.
Transitioning to new medical coverage when reaching age 65 can seem like a daunting task. MOAA has created a publication and included a checklist to help you prepare for, transition into, and understand TRICARE For Life and Medicare with confidence and ease. For our PREMIUM and LIFE Members, benefits counseling with MOAA staff experts will assist in troubleshooting questions specific to your situation.
The MOAA ROTC/JROTC Medal was created by the Military Officers Association of America to recognize leadership and academic achievements of ROTC and JROTC cadets. It is presented annually to specifically selected individuals who are participating in ROTC or JROTC programs throughout the country and who exhibit a high potential for military leadership. The seven uniformed services from which MOAA draws its membership are listed on the medal and the ribbon colors are the colors of our national flag, which armed forces have rallied around during war and peace.
The East-Central Alabama Chapter proudly presents the MOAA Medal to:
Air Force ROTC
Marine Corps ROTC
Air Force ROTC
Marine Corps ROTC
Auburn High School
Booker T. Washington High School
Smiths Station High School
Marine Corps JROTC
Central High School
Southern Preparatory Academy
(formerly, Lyman Ward Military Academy)
Benjamin Russell High School
Each December on National Wreaths Across America Day, our mission to Remember, Honor and Teach is carried out by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery, as well as at more than 1,600 additional locations in all 50 U.S. states, at sea and abroad.
Join us by sponsoring a veteran's wreath at a cemetery near you, volunteering or donating to a local fundraising group.
Please help us Remember, Honor, and Teach on Saturday, December 18, 2021 at 12:00 PM at Fort Mitchell National Cemetery, Fort Mitchell, Alabama.
REMEMBER the Fallen. . .
HONOR those who Serve. . .
TEACH our children the value of Freedom.
Press the "Order Here" button to be taken to our chapter's page at Wreaths Across America.
If you prefer to mail a check to WAA, download and mail the "Wreath Sponsor Form" located in the Chapter Documents section.